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The Virtual Tavern – Bringing the Community Together

Updated: Apr 24, 2023

The Virtual Tavern is a community project born out of The Virtual Village on Facebook.  A place designed to bring people together to access a directory of information and help during this time.

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The Heartbeat of the Village

As with every village the Tavern was designed to be the heartbeat of the village.  Everyone loves a village pub, a place to pop your head in, see a friendly face, feel a sense of belonging and just be you.

A Worldwide Community

2 local businesses owners from Oldham were asked to take charge of the Virtual Tavern and have carved it into what it is today.  Nearly 4 weeks old it has grown into a 26,000 (and growing) member community.  Reaching people from all around the globe and currently growing momentum in Australia, USA and Canada.

Lorraine Robinson runs an independent travel agency – Not Just Travel and Neil Greenwood runs his own Forever Living networking marketing company. The pair decided early on that the group would be a place of positivity and have worked hard on maintaining its sense of belonging for the members. Its inclusive, friendly, supportive and fun.

Weekly Live Entertainment

There’s a live quiz on Wednesday nights hosted by the pair, live music on Saturday nights and Fridays being left for local Oldham talent to showcase themselves.

Their resident singer is Oldhams very finest Mr Andy Lee, known well in the community and further afield. He has been a great addition to the Tavern and become a much-loved member of the team.  The newest addition David Broadbent who runs 2118 Sport Media Ltd. He has recently ventured into the world of comedy and will be the special guest on Friday 24th April putting on a comedy night for all the members.

The Tavern is run like a real pub, only it doesn’t serve drinks.  With local characters, entertainment, there is even a singles lounge.

Putting Oldham on the Map

A chance during this challenging time to put Oldham on the map and showcase as much local talent as possible.

If you would like to be a member of the Tavern join using the following

Get involved by either taking part or sponsoring the quiz then please contact Lorraine or Neil.

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